It is fair to say that Changing Robes have taken the sea swimming world by storm in the past couple of years. Love them or hate them they are here to stay and they undoubtedly have a place in the Irish Sea Swimming community. Over the past year, we have used a few different types of changing robes. In this article, we are going to run you through our favourite, the Robie Dry-Series Recycled changing robe which has seen regular use over the past few months, why we love it, and perhaps why you should get one!


What do we use them for?

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Changing robes are perhaps one of the most versatile items of clothing that you can have in your car or kit bag. We regularly see changing robes being used at the finish line of races as well as at the beach or the lakeshore.  They provide privacy to get changed no matter what environment you are in while also keeping you warm. 

Why do we like it?

We love the Robie changing robe for a few reasons:

  1.  The Robie Dry-Series Recycled is made of recycled materials. Not only is the waterproof outer made of recycled nylon but the heavyweight shearling fleece that lines the changing robe is also recycled.
  2. We love the extra deep hand warmer cargo pockets on the dry series recycled Robie. 
  3. The fully waterproof outer lining on the Robie is also 100% windproof. This keeps the worst of the weather out when you are cold, and keeps your core temperature up as you get changed or wait for loved ones to finish a race!

Who would we recommend it to?

There is of course a key target market for waterproof changing robes in Ireland. sea swimmers. However, we have seen many people take up sea swimming as a result of being given a changing robe. The fact is you are more likely to get in the water if you have a Robie is for us the number one feature of changing robes. It is not always about having the best, newest, or most expensive gear but the experiences we have as a result of having the gear.

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More information

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There are many different brands of changing robes available nowadays from many Irish outdoor retailers. This is great for us consumers.  Surfdock is one such retailer. Established 30 years ago in Dublin advising and kitting out Ireland’s surfers with wetsuits and surfboards. They now stock much more than that. They have a great range of changing robes from Robie, Dryrobe, North Core and Bleubird!  


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By Matthew McConnell

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